The purpose of this study is to examine, analyze, and perform a recently published edition of a nearly forgotten piece, the Piano Sonata in G minor, by Clara Schumann. This is her first attempt at writing in this form. The piece is in a larger form and of a much longer length, which makes it unique among her works. Since it is unique and little has been written about the piece, it offers a wealth of opportunities to the researcher. The study includes a complete formal and structural analysis of the sonata, as well as a comparison of this sonata with her Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17. This study will place this piece within the context of the Romantic piano sonata genre of the mid-nineteenth century, and offer some possible reasons for its neglect within the literature.
Steven Young (Thesis Director)
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Zhu, Jiaying. (2016). Clara Schumann's Piano Sonata in G Minor: A Preview of Things to Come. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 134. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/134
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